Darkstore, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of on-demand, last mile delivery service to e-commerce companies, raised $1.4m in seed funding.
PivotNorth made the investment. In conjunction with the funding. Tim Connors, general partner of PivotNorth, will be joining Darkstore’s Board of Directors.
The company intends to use the funds for launching new markets and expansion of the team.
It currently operates in San Francisco, New York and Phoenix, and today is expanding to three new markets, Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle.
Led by Lee Hnetinka, CEO, Darkstore gives eCommerce companies and brands access to on-demand, last mile delivery including 1-hour and same-day services.
The company partners with last mile delivery services like Deliv, UberRUSH and others while customers include Tuft & Needle, Frank + Oak, Master & Dynamic, Blunt, SkiPods, Peel, Wildfang, Luma Home, Nootroo and others.
Darkstore, which also has locations in New York, Phoenix, Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle, previously received $270k in initial funding from the former president of Expedia and current TripAdvisor Chief Growth Officer, Gary Fritz, as well as R/GA Ventures as part of the R/GA Westfield Labs Connected Commerce Accelerator.